Sunday, January 22, 2012


I've debated posting this photo but it's just so funny I cannot resist and after all I am the Blush Magnet right?  I may as well live up to the moniker.

If you are easily offended perhaps you shouldn't check this photo out too closely it may just make you blush and it will definitely make you laugh out loud.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I attended another talent show the other night, this time in a different town.  I have to say I was a little disappointed.  Don't get me wrong, the talents showcased were great but there were no awkward moments or inappropriate songs to make the evening memorable although there was a comedy sketch that I didn't quite get.  Maybe I was too young for it because there was an eighty year old man who was laughing his head off.  It didn't help that I was preoccupied with a couple of little cuties so I'll withhold judgement on that one.

I hadn't planned on attending the event so wasn't prepared to participate in the talent portion of the evening but then remembered that I had brought my computer with me. Seeing that the projection screen was already up and that someone had an attachment that would hook up my computer to the projector gave me an idea to showcase my talent.   Without Ian's knowledge or permission, I played his skydiving video.  What's so talented about that?  Nothing really but that wasn't my talent.  Getting into trouble is my talent and in trouble I was.  Was it worth it you ask?  Why yes, yes it was!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Besides being a technotard my husband is also a bit of a chicken.  He is afraid of heights and prefers to keep his feet planted firmly on the ground that is why I was shocked when he agreed to go skydiving while we were in New Zealand last month.   There was no bribing nor begging nor taunting on my part to  coerce him into participating in such a high risk adventure.   I thought that perhaps he might chicken out at the last minute but he went through with it.  He's a changed man.  Hopefully he'll keep changing, maybe into something like this...

or this....

or maybe even this....
yeah, maybe in my dreams.

So do you want to see proof of the jump?  Check this out!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Christmas Recap

The company is gone, the decorations are put away, and life has slowly returned to normal (as normal as it gets anyway), even all the Christmas treats are gone (trust me I've completed a desperate room to room search for any stray shortbread or half eaten bar of chocolate).  Depression.
 Because we were away for a month just before Christmas, I felt ill prepared for the big event and some of our usual traditions went by the wayside to hopefully be resurrected next year...maybe.

We did manage to fit in most of our usual traditions like....

making snowflake cookies and....

enacting the story of the first Christmas and ...

singing Christmas carols.

This year I didn't get a chance to get together some Christmas pajamas so we weren't able to get our annual Christmas morning pajama photo like last year's.

I tried to tell my family that we really didn't need to have matching pajamas to get a Christmas picture,we could just improvise.

They wouldn't go for it.  Maybe next year!